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Maybe I should ask if anyone can recommend a specialist in the area

Forums General Melanoma Community Maybe I should ask if anyone can recommend a specialist in the area

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    s Brother
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    Hello everyone,

    I'm hoping everyone reading this is having better health & feeling well. I'm hoping also that someone might recommend a specialist that would know a lot about Stage IV melanoma in the NY/Long Island area. The doctors I'm taking my sister to are all associated with Winthrop Hospital. They may all be well qualified, but I'd like to try for someone who's main concern is melanoma that's progressed to lungs.

    Thanks to everyone who's written to me. It seems there are some truly great people on this site.

    Take care,

    Hello everyone,

    I'm hoping everyone reading this is having better health & feeling well. I'm hoping also that someone might recommend a specialist that would know a lot about Stage IV melanoma in the NY/Long Island area. The doctors I'm taking my sister to are all associated with Winthrop Hospital. They may all be well qualified, but I'd like to try for someone who's main concern is melanoma that's progressed to lungs.

    Thanks to everyone who's written to me. It seems there are some truly great people on this site.

    Take care,

    Tom Mennin

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      FormerCaregiver
      Participant

      I feel that it is wise to look at the big picture in this situation. In an
      ideal world, all patients would have quick and easy access to a melanoma
      specialist. However, the process of finding the best one, waiting for an
      appointment and treatment could take a long time.

      As your sister is well into stage IV, I feel that it important to start some
      form of systemic (whole body) treatment as soon as possible. Any competent
      medical oncologist will be able to be able to help. They will probably
      recommend a form of chemotherapy, immunotherapy or biochemotherapy.

      Clinical trials should also be looked at soon. Here is a link to the
      clinical trials that are available:
      http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results/refine?term=melanoma

      Frank

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      FormerCaregiver
      Participant

      I feel that it is wise to look at the big picture in this situation. In an
      ideal world, all patients would have quick and easy access to a melanoma
      specialist. However, the process of finding the best one, waiting for an
      appointment and treatment could take a long time.

      As your sister is well into stage IV, I feel that it important to start some
      form of systemic (whole body) treatment as soon as possible. Any competent
      medical oncologist will be able to be able to help. They will probably
      recommend a form of chemotherapy, immunotherapy or biochemotherapy.

      Clinical trials should also be looked at soon. Here is a link to the
      clinical trials that are available:
      http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results/refine?term=melanoma

      Frank

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      Gene_S
      Participant

      Tom, I agree with you.  All melanoma patients should see a

      melanoma specialist for the best possible treatment.  See:

      http://www.melanomaintl.org/resources/index.html

      Best wishes,

      Gene

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      Gene_S
      Participant

      Tom, I agree with you.  All melanoma patients should see a

      melanoma specialist for the best possible treatment.  See:

      http://www.melanomaintl.org/resources/index.html

      Best wishes,

      Gene

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      mayeast
      Participant

      DR. Anna Pavlick at NYU Cancer Center is a great choice.

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      mayeast
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      DR. Anna Pavlick at NYU Cancer Center is a great choice.

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        kbc123
        Participant

        Hello Mayeast.

        Just to let you know, I did get an appointment with Anna Pavlik next week.  Thanks for the info.  I am still in the market for a dermatologist.  I spoke with my daughter';s today and he seems very informed on the subject and CINJ did also suggest him so maybe I will do that.  I will see what Dr, Pavlik has to say…I suggested NYU and Sloan to Tom for his sister.  I think either one would be a good start for them.  Best wishes to all…

        Kathy

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        kbc123
        Participant

        Hello Mayeast.

        Just to let you know, I did get an appointment with Anna Pavlik next week.  Thanks for the info.  I am still in the market for a dermatologist.  I spoke with my daughter';s today and he seems very informed on the subject and CINJ did also suggest him so maybe I will do that.  I will see what Dr, Pavlik has to say…I suggested NYU and Sloan to Tom for his sister.  I think either one would be a good start for them.  Best wishes to all…

        Kathy

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      jJackie W
      Participant

      You do need an oncologist who specializes in melanoma.  Since you are in the NY area, have you considered going to Sloan Kettering.,

       

      Jackie W

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      jJackie W
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      You do need an oncologist who specializes in melanoma.  Since you are in the NY area, have you considered going to Sloan Kettering.,

       

      Jackie W

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